This is how HomeKit integration will work with Smart TVs compatible with AirPlay 2 — 2022

At CES in Las Vegas, Apple was more present than we thought. In addition to the sign they put uprelated to Apple's privacy policies, we saw how numerous brands presented smart televisions that integrated AirPlay 2 technology. This will allow users to treat the TV as just another home automation accessory in the Home app. Remember that you can consult the complete list of televisions compatible with this technologyhere.

Thefirst beta of iOS 12.2incorporated the bases for developers to continue working on the integration of these televisions with HomeKit. The developer Khaos Tian wanted to simulate this integration with a television showing us various images and videos of how we can control our television from the iPhone In a very simple way.

So you can control your Smart TV from Home

Although there is still no Smart TV on the market compatible with AirPlay 2, this developer was able toadd a TV to the Home appon your iPhone. Here we could see the new interface available to control the TV in addition to the menus to be able to select the video input.



HomeKit smart tv

As you can see in the previous images, collected by 9to5mac , we can change the name of the video inputs. Namely we will have the possibility to rename for example the cable 'HDMI 1' by 'PlayStation'. With this we will not have to worry about remembering that we have connected to each cable.

As far as Siri is concerned, it is still quite limited in this regard. Obviously, since Smart TVs are compatible with AirPlay 2, you can control it with Siri, to be able to play specific content, raise or lower the volume... For now we can only turn the television on or off through Siri commands, but it is hoped that in the future we will be able to use commands such as 'Hey Siri activate the PlayStation input on the TV'.

Although Smart TVs with AirPlay 2 compatibility will arrive in a few months, the developer you were able to connect your LG TV via webOS, and thus be able to control this television with your iPhone without any problem as you can see here .

Finally, it has been confirmed in this beta that we have the possibility of create custom scenes with our smart tv. This means that we can configure that when we want to watch a movie on Netflix at night, with a simple voice command the television will turn on, the lights will dim and the corresponding video input will be enabled.

For us this is a huge step in the Apple ecosystem and obviously we will also see on Apple TV, not only on third-party smart TVs.

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